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Tropical Nouveau Tributes

Tropical Nouveau Tributes
 

“Standing sprays, in a range of complexity and contemporariness, illustrate the modernization of both sympathy and tropical floral design styles.” 

Traditional funeral services, for the most part, have given way to happier celebrations of life, and it’s time to contemporize these life events to fit the spirit of our times. Sympathy design needs to evolve from the traditional tributes of the past to more personalized reflections of vitality in life. Using a “Tropical Nouveau” combination of tropical and temperate botanicals adds edginess and intrigue – as well as the amazing fragrance of garden roses – to create beautiful memorial events.

FLOWER BASIC

Hanging Garden Beauty
The selection of flowers was chosen to depict an uncontrived garden and for their rich color palette and interesting textures. Stem insertions into the floral-foam cage are designed to mimic the way the botanicals may grow wildly on a hillside, dripping with beauty and full of intoxicating fragrance. Vines are entangled onto the yarn-covered rattan sticks, which serve as a curvilinear trellis. The key to the mind-set of this style of design is to emulate nature, not to force contrived pattern.

Materials:

Botanicals
Temperates – ‘Miyabi’ Wabara garden roses and ‘White O’Hara’ Deluxe Garden Roses (Rosa spp.) from Alexandra Farms, Eremurus spp. (foxtail lily, desert candle), Fritillaria uva-vulpis (fox-grape fritillary), Daucus carota ‘Dara’ (chocolate lace flower), Amaranthus caudatus (love-lies-bleeding, tassel flower), Choisya ternata (Mexican orange) and rose vine from suppliers of your choice. Tropicals – Anthurium andraeanum ‘Toyama Peach’ (flamingo flower, tail flower), Leucospermum spp. (pincushion), Passiflora spp. (passionflower vine), Curculigo/Molineria capitulata (whaleback palm, palm grass) from Green Point Nurseries.

Structure
Floracage® Grande Holder, Oasis™ Midollino Sticks (Natural), Oasis™ Aluminum Wire, Oasis™ Bullion Wire, Oasis™ Bind Wire (Natural) and Oasis® UGlu™ Adhesive Dashes from Smithers-Oasis North America; yarn from craft store.

FLOWER ADVANCED

Heavenly Beauty
Two nautilus spirals created from rattan sticks form a pair of “angel wings.” They’re inserted at the top of the floral-foam cage, forming a beautifully symmetrical curvaceous form framing a column of white flowers. The “Tropical Nouveau” blend of flowers contrasts the dramatic surface texture of Anthurium with the soft and fluffy-petaled garden roses. This combination flows gracefully downward along with cascading strips of hala foliage and a strand of rattan sticks. The design aptly summons the ethereal angelic voices from heaven with its beautiful fragrance.

Materials:

Botanicals
Temperates – ‘White O’Hara’ Deluxe Garden Roses (Rosa spp.) from Alexandra Farms, Eremurus spp. (foxtail lily, desert candle), Choisya ternata (Mexican orange), Senecio candicans ‘Senaw’/‘Angel Wings’ (sea cabbage) and rose vine from suppliers of your choice. Tropicals – Anthurium andraeanum ‘Oshiro White’ (flamingo flower, tail flower), Curculigo/Molineria capitulata (whaleback palm, palm grass) and Pandanus spp. (hala, screw pine) from Green Point Nurseries.

Structure
Floracage® Grande Holder, Oasis™ Midollino Sticks (Natural), Oasis™ Diamond Wire (Silver), Oasis™ Bullion Wire (Silver) and Oasis® UGlu™ Adhesive Dashes from Smithers-Oasis North America.

FLOWER ART

Artful Beauty
Multiple tatami strips, formed from rattan sticks, are gracefully twisted, woven and bound to the floral-foam cage, creating a sleek Moderne sculptural silhouette. This Hawaii Neotropica mixture of tropical flowers and foliages (monochromatic or analogous hues) also captivates the eyes with their intriguing forms. The dynamic linear flow of rattan tatami strips is punctuated by the exoticness and contrast of specimen Anthurium, ball gingers and pincushions. With the drama of opposites, this composition was created in the spirit of artfulness.

Materials:

Botanicals
Temperates – Scabiosa stellata (starflower pincushion, paper moon) from supplier of your choice. Tropicals – Anthurium andraeanum ‘Choco’ (flamingo flower, tail flower), Leucospermum spp. (pincushion), Zingiber macrodenium ‘Chocolate Ball’ (chocolate-ball ginger), Monstera deliciosa (split-leaf philodendron), Passiflora spp. (passionflower vine), Curculigo/Molineria capitulata (whaleback palm, palm grass) from Green Point Nurseries.

Structure
Floracage® Grande Holder, Oasis™ Midollino Sticks (Natural) and Oasis™ Bind Wire (Natural) from Smithers-Oasis North America.

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